DAY 36: DECISION-MAKING IS A FAITH-BUILDING ACTIVITY
“But when you ask him, be sure that your faith is in God alone. Do not waver, for a person with divided loyalty is as unsettled as a wave of the sea that is blown and tossed by the wind. Such people should not expect to receive anything from the Lord” JAMES 1:6-7(NLT)
Nothing is going to happen to your dream until you wake up and put it into action. You have to make the decision: “I’m going to go for it!” For every ten dreamers in the world, there is only one decision maker. Most people have dreams but they never get to this step-making the decision to trust God and step out in faith. And then they wonder why their dreams are not fulfilled.
James says, “But when you ask him, be sure that your faith is in God alone. Do not waver, for a person with divided loyalty is as unsettled as a wave of the sea that is blown and tossed by the wind. Such people should not expect to receive anything from the Lord,” James 1:6-7 (NTV).
Faith is a verb. It’s active and not passive. Faith is not just something you believe, it’s something you do. You have to make up your mind and step up your pace.
Decision making is faith-building activity that required two things:
- You must decide to invest your time, money, reputation and energy. You lay it all on the line; you take the plunge. You say, “God, you’ve told me to do this and I’m going to be faithful to do it!”
- You have to let go of security. You cannot move forward in faith and hold onto the past at the same time. In other words, if you want to walk on water, you have to get out of that boat.
WHAT DID YOU HEAR?
What did God say to you as you read today’s Scripture and devotion?
WHAT DO YOU THINK?
How does it apply to your life?
WHAT WILL YOU DO?
Don’t just be a hearer of the word. Be a doer of the word. (James 1:22)
NOW TALK TO GOD
This is where you turn your thoughts into prayer. It could be a prayer of gratitude or praise. It could be a prayer of confession or a request for God’s help. It’s up to you. Take a minute to write a prayer of response to what God said to you.